The Hertz Corporation Category Manager - IT in Estero, Florida
Working collaboratively with Hertz business stakeholders across a range of Commodities in IT to develop and execute sourcing strategies that deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement staying current with market trends and best practice. May involve multi-year million-dollar expenditures negotiated and contracted utilizing global agreements. Serve as a direct partner to internal IT client base and supplier relationships up to the senior level.
Design and execute category sourcing projects including strategy development, benchmarking, supplier negotiation, SOW and SLA development, award recommendation, business case presentation, risk management assessment and contract negotiation
Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing through appropriate buying channels and preferred suppliers, driven by stakeholder requirements
Utilize strong analytical skills to develop end to end TCO strategies and challenge the way commodities are currently sourced. Implements measurement system that clearly indicate the performance level of the sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness. Maintain focus on added vales of life cycle cost and cost savings
Provide knowledge and input to stakeholders by undertaking category research on competitive options and industry benchmarks.
Manage high volume of supplier contract negotiations requiring focus on competitive sourcing, mitigating risk and SLA development
Provide leadership in the drafting of contracts and contract management
Recognized as a leader and an expert in segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area
Able to redline contracts based on business needs
Introduce systems and processes that will improve the sourcing process particularly in complex categories where sourcing solutions must comprehend total cost of ownership
Partner with procurement operations supporting the implementation of Oracle ERP and new P2P processes with the supply base
Perform total cost of ownership evaluations. Stay current with competitive environment, monitoring and assessing changes that could impact category including, but not limited to supplier M&A activity, legislative change, and technology change
Documented experience managing procurement IT initiatives.
Experience with Software, Hardware and Telecom global vendors
Ability to develop a procurement category strategy
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field; MBA desired but not required
7+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, including experience in project management and contracting. Proven experience in designing & executing sourcing strategies that consistently deliver measurable bottom line cost savings in mature commodities.
Proven track record in problem solving, challenging the status quo of solutions by designing unique / innovative solutions to address challenging and mature spend categories, either related to limited market options or limited forecasting capability on spend
Experience in leading supplier contract negotiations during company acquisition or divestitures activities an advantage
Expert negotiator, solid knowledge of contract language and legislative requirements. IT It category sourcing experience with a Fortune 500 company is preferred but not required Analytical Modelling and experience in challenging current business processes
Experience working in a less developed system environment where sourcing solutions require high level of data gathering from suppliers and internal stakeholders
Experience in designing & executing sourcing strategies that consistently deliver measurable bottom line cost savings
Experience with contract language evaluation, editing and interactions with legal department
Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organizing/time management and problem-solving skills
Project Management, Sourcing/Procurement/Operations/Supply Chain Management
Well-developed analytical thinking with a focus on business.
5+ years of experience working with diverse Sourcing and Procurement (Operations/Supply Chain) stakeholders to address complex projects
Well-developed knowledge of Sourcing/Category Management processes
Results oriented, excellent analytical, process and problem solving skills
Team player with initiative and a positive attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal stakeholders.
Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent understanding of the English language
Highly detail oriented
Project and process management skills
Time management skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Drive Collaboration and Execution
Passion for Customer Service & Stakeholder Success
Agility and Adaptability
Trust and Integrity
Hertz is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.
Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.
Job ID 178601
# Positions 1
Division WHQ - Estero - Only
Position Type Regular Full Time